Department of Commerce/Census Bureau, Geography Division

Our team supports the Census Bureau Geography Division (GEO) in software development, operations, and maintenance (O&M) of many large databases, batch, and interactive applications. These include the Master Address File/Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing (MAF/TIGER) database (MTDB). We have full delegation of authority to act as the prime contractor under the SBD Alliant joint venture (JV) for this ten year contract . We ensure that technologies are appropriately applied and compliant with applicable quality standards.

F9G’s resource’s “…superior attention to detail, keen focus on quality, versatility, and relentless pursuit of clarity and transparency are important to the Geography Division’s ability to meet its rapidly evolving oversight, program, and planning demands. He is dedicated to providing quality information, solving problems effectively, and performing work of the highest caliber and his contributions are important to the Geography Division. I greatly appreciate his strong work ethic, quality work product, and extremely positive attitude.”
– Department of Commerce, Division Chief

Department of Homeland Security, National Protection and Programs Directorate / Office of Biometric Management

Our team supports the operation and maintenance of one of the largest biometric databases (IDENT), as well as the documents database for Arrival and Departure of all vessels (ADIS) for the Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM). We provide enterprise database and systems administration, security, monitoring, data analytics, systems migration, and application of Authority to Operate (ATO) POA&M remediation.

Our engineers design, configure, and deploy new enterprise cluster environments, leading the planning and execution in primary and DR-COOP datacenters. We are instrumental in the design and setup of moving OBIM into Cloud computing as we support the Dev/Test as a Service (DTaaS) within the OBIM private cloud. We create a break-fix environment for applications, databases, and OS patching in a virtualized environment.

“I want to extend a heartfelt thank you for your efforts and activities that led to the switchover success. Our mission would not be as successful as it is without the hard work of so many dedicated resources.”
– Office of Biometric Management, Division Chief

Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services / Biometric Solutions

Five 9 Group provides agile application engineering and programming support services, modernizing and migrating legacy systems to AWS GovCloud using a Team Managed Deployment (TMD) strategy with zero downtime deployments. F9G team utilizes AWS Cloud services for all its software development, testing and deployment to all environments (dev, test, pre-prod, performance). Five 9 Group is leveraging a variety of AWS cloud storage services including AWS RDS, EBS, ElastiCache, and S3 services to manage static pages and dynamic content. Our team has also implemented a message queueing system using AWS SQS. Additionally, our team has implemented a DevOps CI/CD pipeline utilizing various AWS services. Test automation, Behavior-driven Development (BDD) and Test-driven Testing (TDD) are key elements of our agile application engineering services. Our team utilizes a wide range of automated testing tools and frameworks including Selenium, Cucumber, Serenity for automated acceptance testing. For performance, stress and load testing, our team utilizes several technologies including New Relic and Splunk. The Splunk App for AWS enables F9G team to instantly gain critical visibility into user administrative actions in an AWS account.

F9G’s resource “…has demonstrated his drive to make our customer’s success his top priority by maximizing the quality of our testing process, which in turns helps ensure the quality of our finished product. He has worked diligently to meet his commitment to provide more robust automated test coverage both by producing quite a lot himself…and by helping his teammates who are less experienced build their automated testing skills. [F9G’s resource] is a key player in helping NASS continue to be successful and helping keep our customers pleased with our product.”

– Department of Homeland Security, Prime Contractor PM

Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services / Customer Service

Five 9 Group provides software testing services including Section 508 testing, user acceptance testing as well as IV&V services to agile teams tasked with sustaining, modernizing and migrating a large portfolio of legacy systems to AWS cloud environment. The Customer Service Portfolio consists of multiple public-facing, web-based systems including Customer Management Information System (CMIS), Customer Relationship Information System (CRIS), Customer Service Web Portal (CSWP), Electronic Filing (E-filing), InfoPass and National Customer Service Center at Tier 2 (NCSC-Seibel).

In addition to providing testing services, F9G team also supports system delivery and deployment in AWS Cloud.